Là na #Gàidhlig (Gaelic Twitter Day) [21.04.16] was officially launched by Seumaidh in Clydesdale, South Lanarkshire at the Gaelic Open Day held in Lanark on Saturday 16th January.
The Gaelic Day was organised by Clydesdale Community Gaelic Initiative (otherwise known as “Gaelic in Clydesdale”) who are currently in their third year of promoting Gaelic in the most rural part of South Lanarkshire that is usually overlooked in favour of more urban areas.
In his Là na #Gàidhlig presentation, Seumaidh summarised the past two Gaelic Twitter Day events and talked about the plans for the next Là na #Gàidhlig taking place on Thursday, 21st April 2016.
He explained that for the last two years, each Gaelic Twitter Day has taken on a new guise and was being self-subsidised during his student years at Glasgow University.
- 2014 was about trying out the event and raising global awareness of Scottish Gaelic.
- 2015 was about bringing a sense of inclusion to businesses and encouraging business to explore ways of using Gaelic commercially
This year, he explained, efforts are being made to sustain Là na #Gàidhlig whilst continuing to build on past success to hopefully bring about a bigger, better and even more inclusive event that gets the #Gàidhlig word out there to a wider audience.
As part of yesterday’s Gaelic Day celebrations we offered our downloadable 2016 Gaelic Calendar for only £1 by using voucher code not-a-mhain at checkout. This has proved popular to customers in Europe and Canada so as a result, we’ve kept the offer running until midnight GMT tonight.
Other efforts to raise funds for Là na #Gàidhlig include the introduction of an Official Shop for Là na #Gàidhlig merchandise (buth.socialmediaalba.scot) where we sell some things directly (like badges, balloons, mugs, 2016 calendar) and use a partner site to offer extra products like children’s toys and t-shirts for all sizes and ages; and a Crowdfunder campaign which is anticipated to go live by the end of the month.
In his presentation, Seumaidh also went on to talk about this year’s key themes which are:
- We are going international!
- We are going (even more) Digital!
- We are coming to a local Community near you!
More details of of these themes will be released in due course.
During his presentation, Aileen Campbell MSP for Clydesdale and Minister for Children and Young People sent out the following tweet and later said to Seumaidh that she enjoyed the presentation:
If you would like to offer your products and services (physical and digital) as a Crowdfunder reward please contact Seumaidh now so you can be included into the mix. You can also fill in the contact box below: